Tag Archives: legislation

Barry Rosen and Cynthia Shay: An unusually quiet session for health care

Other than implementing federal health care reform, which in and of itself is significant, Maryland’s 2011 General Assembly session was unusually quiet from a health care perspective. The highlight of the 2011 session is the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act ...

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Lawyers lament Supreme Court ruling on Arizona law

Immigration, employment and civil rights lawyers say the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting creates a confusing landscape for employers. The justices’ decision upheld Arizona’s right to sanction employers for hiring undocumented workers and mandate ...

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Sony, Epsilon execs support data breach bill

WASHINGTON — Top executives from Sony and online marketing firm Epsilon are telling lawmakers that they support federal legislation that would require companies to promptly notify consumers if their personal information is stolen or exposed by a data breach. Tim ...

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Other legislation signed into law by Gov. O’Malley

ANNAPOLIS — A glance at other legislation signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley Thursday at the third and final bill- signing ceremony from the legislative session: LAWN FERTILIZER — Maryland will limit nitrogen used in lawn fertilizer, ban most phosphorous and ...

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Gov. O’Malley vetoes subpoena-copy bill

ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley sided with Maryland’s top judge in vetoing legislation Wednesday that would have allowed attorneys to photocopy subpoena forms signed and sealed by circuit court clerks. In explaining his veto, O’Malley cited concerns that permitting attorneys ...

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